We’re launching an online Communities of Practice that provides members with a space to share best practice, knowledge, learning and experience while participating in discussions with other members.

The Communities of Practice will be free of charge, accessible through the BACP website and allows members to be responsive to topics of interest within a professional networking environment. Members will be able to communicate directly with other practitioners working in the same sector or who share the same interests and experiences.

We’re hoping to support a thriving community that fulfils the membership needs for shared discussion and that the online communities will also give members a space to engage with BACP and discuss relevant workstreams and research, contributing to key areas of BACP focus.

To support this, we’re now looking for members to become Communities Champions who will work with the BACP Communities of Practice Lead to tend to a community on a regular basis. This role will also require Communities Champions to create up to two discussion topics per month to help encourage discussion within their community.

Term of office

The Communities Champion role will be ongoing for 12 months while the Communities of Practice is in its pilot stage.

General responsibilites

As a Communities Champion, your duties will be to:

  • work collaboratively with the BACP Communities of Practice Lead, tending to your proposed community on a regular basis
  • create discussion topics monthly, consisting of up to four sentences and a maximum of 80 words, to start a discussion thread within your community
  • encourage others to share their experience, learning or challenges they’ve faced and help build a knowledge base for others to use for best practice
  • guide discussions to ensure replies are focused around the purpose of the community
  • flag any non-compliant posts where appropriate

Skills and abilities

You should have: 

  • a willingness to devote time and effort to the role
  • good and independent judgement with a collaborative approach to working with BACP to champion the platform amongst our membership

Time commitment

The time commitment needed for the Communities Champion role with be determined by the level of engagement from the members involved within that community.

An example of what the time commitment could look like is set out below:

30 minutes a month to create topics for discussion, one hour a month to answer community member questions and 30 minutes a month to attend a Communities Champion support meeting. The role would require two hours of your time per month.

To apply

For more information or to apply for this role, please send your CV and a letter of interest to communities@bacp.co.uk We're seeking representation from across our membership, and all applications are warmly welcomed.

BACP has made it our responsibility when attracting and meeting with new talent to be inclusive and accessible, we welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented communities. BACP is Disability Confident Committed and we'll make reasonable adjustments wherever possible to support you in your application and candidate journey throughout the recruitment process.